From time to time there is a significant entry in history and that moment occurred these days, when the Realme GT Neo 3 arrived on the Czech market. The novelty boasts extremely fast charging, original appearance, powerful processor or large Super AMOLED display. It also comes with a camera with optical image stabilization. The manufacturer’s equipment does not seem to be underestimated.
|Construction||163,3 × 75,6 × 8,2 mm, 188 gconstruction: classic, durability: ne|
|Display||Super AMOLED, 6,7″ (2 412 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||50 MpxLED dioda, video: 3 840 × 2 160 px, 60 FPS|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 8100CPU: 4×2,85 GHz + 4×2 GHzGPU: yes|
|Memory||RAM: 12 GBinternal memory: 256 GBmemory cards: ne|
|Data functions||5G: yesLTE: 1 000 / 150 Mb/s, Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth: 5.2, NFC: yes|
|Operating system||Android 12|
|Battery||4 500 mAhwireless charging: ne|
|Availability||June 2022, CZK 16,999|
Package contents: the case is not missing
The elongated sales package includes not only the phone itself, but also a data and charging cable terminated with USB-C at both ends. There is also a significantly heavy charger and a silicone protective case
- nothing fundamental is missing
- practical case
Design: in racing colors
The novelty is presented as an intrepid racer, which significantly affected the design or the back. Our blue version does not lack a pair of white “racing” stripes and the overall impression from the back is completely fresh and positive. You definitely won’t confuse the phone with anyone else. The camera module, which protrudes slightly above the surrounding surface, is also shrouded in blue.
The phone fits perfectly in your hand and is not significantly slippery. The back is glass with Gorilla Glass 5 protection, while the phone frame is plastic. The surface treatment of the back largely eliminates the sticking of fingerprints, which is definitely a plus. The ergonomics of the buttons are also good, when you can reach them all well.
The processing of the phone looks solid, we have no complaints in this regard. However, what really bothers us is the lack of increased durability, when the Realme GT Neo 3 remains almost alone at such a high price. The vast majority of similarly expensive phones have increased durability as a matter of course.
- original appearance of the back
- perfect workmanship
- the surface hardly attracts fingerprints
- lack of increased durability
Display: including Always-On
We’ll start with something you wouldn’t expect – a cutout. Unfortunately, the phone is not missing, but unlike other Realme models, it is located right in the middle of the upper part. The display itself is large enough and operates a Full HD + resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate at 6.7 “. We like thin and almost symmetrical frames around the display and a reliable and fast fingerprint reader, as well as excellent readability of the display even in bright sunlight. There is also the Always-On function, which in the case of Realme is called “Always on display”.
- great readable display
- 120Hz recovery technology
Sound: stereo a matter of course
The sound of the phone is not bad, it has two speakers and the result is pleasant to listen to. On the contrary, the expected 3.5 mm jack is missing, so listening to music is better handled wirelessly.
Hardware performance: generous memory
The new Dimensity 8100 processor with a high beat and more than enough power for any demanding user has moved under the Realme hood. Everything is underlined by 12GB of RAM. In AnTuT, the phone has reached 823 thousand points and you will not be limited even when playing challenging games. Internal memory cannot be expanded with memory, but 256 GB will probably suffice for most. The first time you turn it on, you will have 233 GB of free space left.
- top processor
- large RAM
- 256GB storage
- does not support memory cards
Battery life: incredibly fast charging
We come to the battery and charging, which is clearly the main trump card of the device. The battery itself has an average capacity of 4,500 mAh, but endurance will make you happy. It very often climbs over one whole day, so you don’t have to worry about your phone “dying” during the working day.
However, the main domain of this phone is support for 150W wired charging. Yes, you read that right. The phone charges extremely fast, when for example in just 2 minutes you are at 20% and after only 6 minutes the battery is half charged. However, you are certainly interested in how long the phone takes a full charge. It’s only 16 minutes! In our measurement, when the display was lit all the time to check the charge status, it was fully charged in 18 minutes. You don’t have to worry about the battery kneeling after a few months. But to get back on the ground, Realme forgot about wireless charging, a pity.
|Battery charge rate||Charging time|
|10 % █ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░||1 minute|
|20 % █ █ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░||2 minutes|
|30 % █ █ █ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░||3 minutes|
|40 % █ █ █ █ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░||4 minutes|
|50 % █ █ █ █ █ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░||6 minutes|
|60 % █ █ █ █ █ █ ░ ░ ░ ░||8 minutes|
|70 % █ █ █ █ █ █ █ ░ ░ ░||10 minutes|
|80 % █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ ░ ░||12 minutes|
|90 % █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ ░||14 minutes|
|100 % █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █||16 minutes|
- very good endurance
- super fast charging
- wireless charging is missing
Connectivity: including 5G and NFC
Realme GT Neo 3 is very well equipped in terms of connectivity. It has Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and 5G. However, 5G is software-blocked on the test journal. However, according to the manufacturer, the sales pieces should not suffer from this ailment. There is still NFC, so the phone can handle contactless payments with Google Pay. You will then always and reliably find your position thanks to the GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou positioning systems. Even with a modern telephone, you can solve various needs by wire. USB-C is ready for these cases. Let’s add that the mobile phone supports the insertion of two nanoSIMs.
- 5G support on both SIM cards
Camera: just a decent base
The most important sensor is the main 50 megapixel camera from Sony. It produces pleasantly faithful, sharp and detailed photos, the quality of which decreases only in interiors, or in significantly deteriorating light. In such cases, it is necessary to take into account noise and weaker sharpness. It can be seen that even the presence of optical image stabilization may not solve everything.
The secondary sensor is a fairly ordinary 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and is complemented by a 2-megapixel macro camera. Unfortunately, it did not get a telephoto lens.
The phone has enough power, so it can easily record 4K video at 60 frames per second, resulting in smooth and sharp videos.
Realme GT Neo 3 (test video) – 4K, 60 FPS
For safety cameras, the front camera is equipped with a solid 16 megapixel resolution.
- good main camera
- decent front camera
- quality video
Software: nice and nimble
The Realme environment has improved pleasantly over the last year. The latest Android 12 and the Realme UI 3.0 extension are deployed. The environment is clear, especially beautifully brisk, which everyone will appreciate. However, the security patches are older, valid as of March.
- latest Android 12
- very good optimization
Realme GT Neo 3 is a phone that will definitely go down in history. He was able to dazzle with record-fast charging, which is unparalleled so far and looks a bit like another world. Admit it for yourself that charging an entire mobile phone in a quarter of an hour is something incredible until recently. Add to that the impressive design, great display and high performance, and there’s no need to guess that those interested in the novelty are sure to find themselves. On the other hand, there is a relatively high price of almost 17,000 crowns and, in contrast, the lack of increased durability, better cameras and wireless charging. Against many competitors, the Realme GT Neo 3 will be quite difficult. It will always be enough to ask the question, do I need and appreciate such brutally fast charging?
For the same price, you can have the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE with better cameras, environment, wireless charging and increased durability. If you don’t mind slow charging, Samsung is a clear choice.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 128+6 GB
|Dimensions||155,7 × 74,5 × 7,9 mm, 177 g|
|Display||AMOLED, 6,4″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||12 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 160 px, 60 FPS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 1×2,84 GHz + 3×2,42 GHz + 4×1,8 GHz|
|Memory||RAM: 6 GBstorage: 128 GB, ne|
|Battery||4 500 mAh|
We can’t forget the Poco F4 GT, which charges similarly fast, but can dazzle you with an even more powerful processor. At the same time, its price is again the same.
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 256+12 GB
|Dimensions||162,5 × 76,7 × 8,5 mm, 210 g|
|Display||Super AMOLED, 6,67″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||64 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 160 px, 60 FPS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1, 1×3 GHz + 3×2,5 GHz + 4×1,8 GHz|
|Memory||RAM: 12 GBstorage: 256 GB|
|Battery||4 700 mAh|
You can also consider the new Xiaomi 12X, which charges a bit slower, but is about a thousand crowns cheaper. At the same time, it has a powerful processor and a high-quality display.
Xiaomi 12X 128+8 GB
|Dimensions||152,7 × 69,9 × 8,2 mm, 176 g|
|Display||Super AMOLED, 6,28″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||50 Mpxvideo: 7 680 × 4 320 px, 30 FPS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, 1×3,2 GHz + 3×2,42 GHz + 4×1,8 GHz|
|Memory||RAM: 8 GBstorage: 128 GB, ne|
|Battery||4 500 mAh|
Photo: Petr Vojtěch, mobilenet.cz